Sperm and egg donors can ‘gift’ free IVF treatment

Family and friends often don’t know what to say or do when they hear that someone they care about is having problems getting pregnant and creating the family they desire. Now there is something they can do. If they are eligible to donate sperm or eggs then they can ‘gift’ free IVF treatment to someone they know.

Routes to Parenthood

The decision to donate is not to be taken lightly. You will need to think about the implications for you, your partner and children that you may have together.  Also donation does require testing and many visits to one of the Bourn Hall clinics.

However, if you do decide that this is something that you want to explore then we would be delighted to hear from you.

All donors receive free implications counselling which gives you an opportunity to ask all the questions that you want and to gain independent advice and information.

Full information will be given to you to take away and consider.

The person or couple you want to help will be treated as regular patients with complete confidentiality. If they require donated sperm or eggs this will be completely independent. The patients having treatment do not receive your donated sperm or eggs.

If you require IVF treatment yourself then you may be eligible to share sperm or eggs. If you are able to share eggs then the treatment and medication is free.

Free IVF treatment when donating sperm or eggs includes:

  • Medical and nursing care
  • All in-treatment laboratory tests and procedures
  • All monitoring and scanning costs
  • Cyst aspiration (if required)
  • Local anaesthetic or Intravenous sedation
  • Egg collection
  • Embryo transfer
  • Freezing of suitable embryos
  • HFEA registration fee
  • Pregnancy urine test
  • Pregnancy ultrasound scan
  • Follow-up consultation (if taken within two months of
    treatment completion)
  • First year’s storage of any frozen embryos
  • Unlimited counselling

The drug treatment varies according to the individual patient; there will be a charge for medication and this starts from around £1200.

More information

See more information about ‘gifting’ IVF here.

Find out more about what is involved in having IVF here.

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